I approach my painting in the same way as the music I make - it’s an improvisation, composed by exploring the limitations and possibilities of what a ‘painting’ is. Each work asks the materials to translate whatever I am feeling that day, the colours, textures and marks dictated by my mood and whatever I am currently fixated by; whether that be global politics, matrescence, the societal construct of gender, or the majesty of the current season.

The work speaks of the process, exploring the inclusion of the studio in the work, using detritus, congealed paint, and using active methods (ripping, pouring, scrawling) to mimic the painting wall and floor. I want the work to tell the viewer something about the human condition.

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